Here is how the super-computer predicts the EFL Championship table to finish after the opening round of fixtures

Watford’s predicted Championship finish boosted as Norwich City, Middlesbrough and others also rated

The Hornets got their 2022/23 EFL Championship season off to the perfect start with a home win over Sheffield United and will face West Brom in their next match.

Watford kicked off their 2022/23 EFL Championship campaign with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on Monday night.

Jao Pedro’s 56th minute goal was enough to secure the three points for The Hornets who now turning their attention to their first away game this weekend against West Brom.

Rob Edwards side are favourites to win English football’s second tier and victory on the opening day of the season has seen their predicted chances of lifting the title boosted even further.

The result has seen them pick up more points in the predicted final league table of the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer - which uses Forecasts and Soccer Power Index (SPI) ratings to show each teams percentage chance of winning the title, reaching the play-offs and being relegated.

The statistics also provide a predicted points tally that each team will finish on when the regular season wraps up in May 2023.

The supercomputer predicts Watford will end the season on 85 points but what would that mean for their league position and what are their chances of out performing their current prediction?

Here is how the supercomputer predicts the 2022/23 EFL Championship table will look at the end of the season as of Tuesday, August 2 with the first round of fixtures now completed:

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